Official: Saints emails on clergy crisis should…

A court official is recommending to keep secret hundreds of emails detailing the New Orleans Saints’ efforts to conduct damage control for the area’s Roman Catholic archdiocese amid its clergy sexual abuse crisis

Chicago's County Jail Is Facing The U.S.' Worst…

The coronavirus pandemic has exploded at Chicago's Cook County Jail from three positive cases last month to 400 now.

Chicago Had a 'Super-Spreader'

New research suggests the first people infected with the coronavirus in Wuhan, China, spread it to an average of 5.7 others, per Bloomberg . And those aren't even the "super-spreaders." One such person in Chicago, described in a CDC report released Wednesday, was responsible for confirmed or probable infections in...

Disease expert chimes in on warm weather and…

Brittany Boyer has the latest on COVID-19 including a word from Dr. Fauci, and how more states are implementing preventative measures.

California governor encouraged by drop in ICU…

California has seen its first daily decrease in intensive care hospitalizations during the coronavirus outbreak

White House Considers a New Goal to Reopen US

When will the US get back to business? The simple question has a nuanced answer, but the White House appears to be aiming for at least a partial easing of the shutdown in a span that can be measured in weeks. "The next month or two, we should be able...

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Trump: US 'at the top of the hill' of infections

President Donald Trump says the United States is "at the top of the hill" of coronavirus-related infections. Trump made the comments during a White House briefing Thursday. (April 9)

Judge orders Chicago jail to do more to halt…

A federal judge in Chicago has ordered one of the nation’s largest jails to take prompt action to stem the potentially catastrophic spread of the coronavirus

CDC Issues New Guidance For Essential Workers Who…

The CDC recommends workers who remain asymptomatic return to the job if they wear a face mask and maintain social distance from their co-workers.

New York Hits Another Record High in Deaths

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's daily briefing Thursday had a familiar mix of awful news tinged with bigger-picture hope on the coronavirus. The awful part: 799 more people died between Wednesday and Thursday, another record high. "It’s so shocking, breathtaking," said Cuomo, per the Daily News . "I don’t even have...

Summer vacation plans uncertain amid coronavirus…

Virtual classrooms around the country will come to an end soon with the hope of a fun summer ahead for families. Most hope they can still get to the beaches.

Liberty University pressing charges against…

Liberty University in Virginia is pressing trespassing charges against two journalists who worked on stories questioning the evangelical college's decision to remain partially open during the coronavirus epidemic

'Head Hippie' Murderer of 1970s Dies in Prison

A high-profile murderer known as the "Unicorn Killer" in the 1970s has died in a Pennsylvania state prison, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer . Ira Einhorn, 79, died of natural causes unrelated to the coronavirus outbreak. Einhorn killed his girlfriend, Holly Maddux, in 1977, but police didn't find her remains (in a...

Florida Gov. meets school officials amid pandemic

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis held an education meeting in Tallahassee on Thursday to discuss if online learning was working amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (April 9)

Civil rights pioneer and face of gay marriage…

Gay rights pioneer Phyllis Lyon, who with her longtime partner was among the first same-sex couples to marry, has died

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Resigned Navy Official's Guam Trip Cost U.S. $243…

Former Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly made the trip to address sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt after the dismissal of Capt. Brett Crozier.

They're Fighting the Virus. Now, Their Own Google…

Do a Google search today and you'll notice a new Google Doodle —a temporary redo of the company's logo, often used to mark holidays or commemorate important people and events—dedicated to a group that CNET calls "largely unsung heroes" in the coronavirus pandemic. Hover with your cursor over the...

Happy dolphins this morning during sunrise

A few dolphins came up to the water surface while the sun was coming out in St. Augustine, Florida, on April 9.

Crew member of cruise ship with virus cases dies…

A crew member who was hospitalized after two ill-fated cruise ships docked in Florida with coronavirus cases has died

Liberty University President Wants Journalists…

The president of Liberty University, who last month suggested the media was inflating the threat of the coronavirus in an effort to damage President Trump, now says warrants have been issued for two journalists who visited his partly re-opened school. Jerry Falwell Jr. said Wednesday that the warrants apply to...

US jobless aid claims reach new record amid virus

With 6.6 million people seeking jobless benefits last week, the United States has reached a grim landmark: Roughly one in 10 workers have lost their jobs in just the past three weeks. (April 9)

UN chief warns COVID-19 is increasing inequality…

The United Nations secretary-general is warning that the coronavirus pandemic is deepening already existing inequalities and “is having devastating social and economic consequences for women and girls.”

COVID-19 Is Forcing Cities Into The Future Of…

There have been thousands of low-level, at-risk offenders released in cities such as Cleveland, Chicago and New York.

'Disgusting' New Trend Can Sicken People, Wildlife

From California and Texas to New Hampshire and New York , there's a "new, disgusting trend" cropping up around the coronavirus, and it's a potentially dangerous one. The Washington Post and other outlets report on the "small pops of color" suddenly showing up in parking lots, by the side of the...

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50th of anniversary of Apollo 13's escape from…

Apollo 13 went from manned mission to the moon to a fight for survival to bring three astronauts back home. April 11 marks the anniversary of the flight.

US gig workers and self-employed face delays in…

Even as nearly 17 million Americans have sought unemployment benefits in the past three weeks — a record high, by far — millions of people appear to be falling through the cracks

Now the Big Biden Question: Who Is VP?

Now that Bernie Sanders has dropped out , focus is turning to the VP pick of presumptive nominee Joe Biden. The former vice president already has pledged to pick a woman as his running mate, and Aaron Blake of the Washington Post ranks the "most logical" candidates. No. 1 on his...